Eisenman addresses admitted students, talks time and space

Immanuel Kant said that human beings make sense of our experiences by using the concepts of space and time. Famed architect and School of Architecture Professor Peter Eisenman said that architects tend to pick one or the other. “Architects can usually be divided into two camps: those who are primarily interested in an ideology based […]

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Society of Arts and Letters elects five Elis

Maybe it’s something in the water. Of the 10 artists elected to become members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters earlier this month, half have ties to Yale. Four alumni, along with English professor Michael Cunningham accepted seats in the academy, said Executive Director Virginia Dajani. “You kind of closed the market, didn’t […]

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Roche “thinks big”

The night before Kevin Roche’s job interview with Eero Saarinen ARC ’34, the renowned architect, Roche stayed up all hours of the night. He was partying at the Stork Club in New York City with his cousin, an actress who had an expense account with MGM, his story goes. The next morning, at the interview, […]

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Exhibit reviews work of heralded Modernist Kevin Roche

Kevin Roche is not an alumnus of the Yale School of Architecture, but a new exhibition of his work at the school celebrates him like a native hero. The architect behind iconic New Haven structures such as the Knights of Columbus world headquarters will be honored with a retrospective exhibition of his work at the […]

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More than 900 seek spots at architecture school

Aspiring architects are still hiding out in Rudolph Hall until the economy rebounds, judging by this year’s admissions statistics. This year, between 900 and 1,000 students applied for the approximately 50 spots available next fall. The Yale School of Architecture has seen a slight dip in applications this year compared to last, but Associate Dean […]

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Weather ups construction costs

Due to unexpectedly large snowfalls this year, contractors working on Yale construction projects are absorbing the extra weather-related costs. Dimeo Construction, a company hired to work on the Yale University Art Gallery, West Campus and the School of Management, factored in a fixed amount of money to deal with winter conditions at each site, but […]

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Layoffs loom in school budget

At a public meeting of the Board of Aldermen’s Education Committee Tuesday evening, Superintendent of Schools Reginald Mayo said the city will face layoffs this coming year that could affect teachers, part-time staff and administrators. The coming workforce reduction is a result of new deficits that the school district expects to face, depending on the […]

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MLK Jr. Day draws crowd

In a two-day extravaganza, for the 15th year in a row, the Yale Peabody Museum honored Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend. The festival, “Dr. King’s Legacy of Environmental & Social Justice,” drew more than 5,000 people, Peabody Event Organizer Josue Irizarry said. Local artists performed and activist organizations such as CitySeed set up tables […]

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Gwathmey archives go to library

The archives of Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects, the firm that oversaw the renovations of the Art and Architecture Building, have been donated to the Yale University Library by Bette-Ann Gwathmey, the widow of Charles Gwathmey ARC ’62, who died in August of last year. Although the acquisition was confirmed in September, Yale released the […]

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Stern ARC ’65 wins Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture

While undergrad architecture students are toiling for honors (or simply passing) grades this week, Dean of the Yale School of Architecture Robert A. M. Stern ARC ’65 just received one of the higher honors in his field. Stern has been awarded the prestigious 2011 Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture, which goes to practitioners […]

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Gallery visits increase as construction continues

Though some “visitors” to the Yale University Art Gallery have to wear hard hats to do their work, the ongoing construction has not kept professors or students from doing theirs. In fact, more faculty are using the space now than did before the renovations brought cranes and scaffolding to Chapel Street. Data collected by gallery […]

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Novum Organum to be revived

Students at the School of Architecture are working to breathe life into a new organ for the school in the near future. But they’re dabbling in journalism, not biology. Novum Organum, a radical architecture magazine published in the late ’60s and early ’70s at the Yale School of Architecture was then “a new organ” for […]

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